Saturday, October 15, 2011

Scraptastic Challenge!

Good Saturday morning, I'm here with a page I made earlier in the week but just didn't have time to post it (or the weather...it's been rainy and grey, making photographing it tough!)

I used the October Witching Hour kit from the Scraptastic Club, which I just LOVE (in the middle of a wall hanging as we speak) to create this layout of my girls back in 2007. I remember that was the year I was on bed rest, pregnant with Patryk (he was born exactly one month later) and I stayed home to pass out candy. This was the first time EVER I wasn't part of the whole trick-or-treat experience, and it was hard. They were super cute though, the little cheerleader and the freaky clown.

The freebie, available only to subscribers who purchased a kit the month prior, is a bottle of Spiced Marmalade Tim Holtz Distress Stain, which at first I didn't know what to do with. It reminds me of a bingo dauber, with the ink being a bit thinner consistency. After practicing on a couple of scraps, I found a technique that was pretty cool. (I will eventually find some tutorials online, I always like to try it out myself prior to seeing what everyone else is doing with a product.) I daubed on the paper and rubbed in a circular motion, creating these circles. With each circle, I squirted it with water in my Mini Mister and immediately blew on it as hard as I could, making these little spatter patterns (my heat gun was too far across the room...it would have dried before I made it over there, not achieving the effect I was going for.) I think it ended up looking awesome. I love the overlapping circles, and I'll have to pick up some additional bottles in varying colors. I see awesome things being created with this stuff! The witch, an Authentique die cut, is surrounded in The Twinery charcoal twine.
As you can tell, I misted the paper with my own homemade glimmer mist, using silver Pearl Ex powder, water, and some glue and squirting it all over. I also used some charcoal SEI chalkbox ink around the edges. More Authentique die cuts, Echo Park papers, Doodlebug number stickers, and some Kaisercraft black adhesive pearls.
Big ol' Authentique die cut, which is partially misted, edges curled up a bit.
LOVE these Kaisercraft flowers, also misted with an MM white brad in the center.
There you have it! This is my entry for challenge #2 over at the Scraptastic Club Blog, get messy and use specific shapes (1 rectangle, the paper strip at the top; 1 circle, the circle ink spots; and 1 square, one of the photos is square.)

Hoping to attack challenge #1 a bit later, but we'll have to see what happens...I am in the middle of 2 projects, and the sun is out, which means I can take pics of the projects I created yesterday. One I cannot share, but one I can :) Tomorrow is our anniversary, and my parents are taking all 3 kids (*yay*) so that we can enjoy a night out tonight. Can't wait, this never happens! Hope you are all able to enjoy the day :)

1 comment:

Melly said...

OMG!!
This is utterly stunning!
I love your background, just fab sweetie!
Love it!
Hugs M xxx